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Math Projects for 2nd Graders

If there’s one thing I love when creating math projects for 2nd graders, it’s the eager passion for school, puzzles, and solving problems. Even if sometimes the mystery is where did our teacher leave her coffee in the classroom? Not speaking from experience or anything! It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation with

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3 Tips for New 2nd Grade Teachers

I’m going to begin this by saying what all 2nd grade teachers know is true: 2nd grade is the BEST grade to teach. It is truly the sweet spot in elementary! Students are fairly independent. You don’t spend recess tying shoes. Students still love coming to school each day, and

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The Best Math Stations for 2nd Grade

When it comes to finding the best math stations for 2nd grade, I am always searching for centers that are correlated to key 2nd grade math skills AND are able to be used any time of year! How many times have you searched for math stations only to find an

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The Best Math Stations for 1st Grade

If there’s one problem I always encounter when searching for the right math stations for 1st grade… it’s when I find the skill I want my students to practice, but the center is totally themed for the wrong season! For example, I might love how a math station is designed

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6 Strategies for Subtraction with Free Charts

When it comes to teaching 2-3 digit strategies for subtraction, you either love it or totally despise it. And to be honest, I think I’ve found myself in both camps before! How many times have you seen an anchor plastered all over the internet with this catchy subtraction poem? More

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3 Reasons Math Fluency Practice is So Important

Math fluency practice is essential in every classroom. If you teach K-2, you’re most likely focusing on learning those addition and subtraction facts. And if you teach 3rd-5th, you’re probably focusing on multiplication and division facts. Regardless, it’s crucial that we implement quality math fluency practice regularly. In this post,

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Addition Math Strategies Every 2nd Grader Should Know

So it’s time to teach your students 2-digit or 3-digit addition math strategies… which ones will you teach? Where do you start? Let’s break down 6 different addition math strategies you can use with your students, especially 2nd graders, all year long! Before we begin, there’s one burning question I

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Free Guided Math Resources for 1st Grade & 2nd Grade

Launching guided math is no easy feat! It can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to keep track of everything for guided math, so I’m here to help you get started with a few free guided math resources! Free Guided Math Lesson Plans Not sure how to even introduce guided math

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Math Mystery

Want to try an escape room without all the stress? Try a math mystery, perfect for math enrichment! Get your first & second graders engaged in solving math challenges to earn clues and solve a mystery!

Free holiday math activities

Get 5 math activities including centers, partner games, math crafts, and more for 1st & 2nd grade!